A Review of "Slums in Manchester" Article Review by Master Researcher

A Review of "Slums in Manchester"
A review of Friedrich Engels' article, "Slums in Manchester".
# 40397 | 900 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 09, 2003 in History (British) , Literature (General)


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Description:

This paper is an analysis of Friedrich Engels' article, "Slums in Manchester", taken from his larger work, "The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844." The paper looks at how Engels describes the terrible physical environment of certain areas of working class Manchester in the middle of the 19th century. The paper posits that he provides very vivid and accurate descriptions, but he brings an unfair value judgement to his analysis. The paper asserts that while working class people were no doubt disadvantaged by their surroundings, it remains to be seen to what extent they were completely disadvantaged as whole human beings.

From the Paper:

"In Friedrich Engels' article entitled "Slums in Manchester", which is taken from his larger work entitled The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844, he discusses the appalling living conditions which working-class people have to face in a particular English city during the Victorian era. Engels pays particular attention to the deplorable state of housing for these people, as well as the generally filthy environment that surrounds them. He notes the danger involved in having very unsanitary privies in this region, because of recent experience with cholera, and the known connection between unsanitary conditions and such diseases. Engels' perspective is that of a visitor with a critical eye. He is viewing the run-down and filthy areas with supposed objectivity, trying to see exactly what the conditions of the place are. However, there is a lot of value judging going on as well, and Engels makes a lot of conclusions about the moral health of the working class people in Manchester that are not necessarily justified by the evidence he presents."

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